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University of Stirling


Dr David Fleming

Senior Lecturer

Communications, Media and Culture A32 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Dr David Fleming

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Dr Fleming joined the Communications, Media and Culture team in 2017. He was previously an Associate Professor in Film Philosophy at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, which he joined as an Assistant Professor in 2010. Amongst other things, he there taught core modules in 'Communication and Technology,' and optional electives such as 'Film and Philosophy,' and 'Documentary and Reality.' Prior to this, he won a full scholarship at the University of St Andrews, where he taught and worked towards his PhD (in Film-Philosophy), under the supervision of David Martin-Jones. In a previous strata of life, he was an international water polo goalkeeper. He is currently developing a biophilosophical media project with William Brown (University of Roehampton, London) tentatively (or tentacularly) titled Kinoteuthis Infernalis: The Rise of Cthulhucinema.

Dr Fleming would welcome PhD applications in the areas of Film Theory and Film-Philosophy, particularly favouring projects concerning: global cinemas and ethics; audio-visual technologies and philosophy; science fiction cinema and (the limits of) thought; film and animal studies; cinema and architecture, cinema and event theory; cinema and ecology; cinema and media archaeology; global cinema and the work of landmark thinkers (including, but not limited to, Antonin Artaud, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Viélm Flusser, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, François Jullien, Brian Massumi, Rosi Braidotti, Jane Bennett). He would also consider novel projects engaging with documentary films, digital cinema, experiential '4D' (phenomenologies), database poetics, and materialist/physical philosophy.


PhD Film Studies, University of St Andrews: 2005-2009 (Full Scholarship).

MLitt (with Distinction) Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen: 2004-2005 (Full AHRB Scholarship).

Master of Arts (with Honours) English and Film Studies, University of Aberdeen [& University of New Mexico]: 2000–2004.

PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Nottingham, UK: 2013-2016 (HEA Level 2).

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy: 2016 (previously Associate Fellow, since August 2013).

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